Exercise to Improve Outcomes of Treatment for Methamphetamine Users

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified March 2010 by University of California, Los Angeles
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Information provided by:
University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01103531
First received: March 31, 2010
Last updated: April 13, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the effects of an aerobic and strength training exercise program (one that increases the need for oxygen and increases muscle) on the treatment outcomes of 150 individuals in treatment for methamphetamine dependence at Cri-Help. The study will determine if a 60-minute exercise program (three times a week) has an effect (good or bad) on the health and drug use of participants as compared to individuals not participating in an exercise program.


Condition Intervention
Addictive
Behavioral: Aerobic and Resistance Exercise
Behavioral: Educational information about health topics

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Aerobic Exercise to Improve Outcomes of Treatment for Methamphetamine Dependence

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Los Angeles:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported Days of Methamphetamine Use [ Time Frame: over the 12 week follow-up period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The primary efficacy measure will be days of self-reported MA use over the 12 weeks after discharge.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Physical Health [ Time Frame: 12-week follow-up period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effect of the interventions will be compared between the Exercise and Education groups using generalized regression for repeated measures on each of the test results from baseline to discharge to 12 weeks post-discharge

  • Brain-Imaging Data [ Time Frame: End of intervention (9 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To examine pre- to post-intervention differences in D2/D3 receptor availability a repeated-measures ANOVA will be performed using the binding potential for [18F]fallypride in subcortical regions of interest.

  • Psychiatric Symptoms [ Time Frame: 12 week follow-up period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The effect of the interventions will be compared with repeated measures analysis from baseline to discharge to 12 and 26 weeks after discharge.


Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Exercise Group
Participants in this group will be scheduled for 24 exercise training sessions over an 8-week period (three times weekly) and will be supervised by a certified exercise physiologist.
Behavioral: Aerobic and Resistance Exercise
Aerobic and resistance exercise for 24 exercise training sessions over an 8-week period (three times weekly).
Active Comparator: Education Group
Participants in this group will meet with a counselor who will present and discuss information that includes topics on health and wellness, and lifestyle topics such as healthy eating, meditation, sleep hygiene, and cancer screening.
Behavioral: Educational information about health topics
A counselor will meet with participants for 24 sessions (3 times/week) over an 8-week period to present and discuss information that includes topics on health and wellness, and lifestyle topics such as healthy eating, meditation, sleep hygiene, and cancer screening.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Be seeking treatment for their MA dependence;
  2. Be 18 years of age or older, and 45 or younger for males, 55 or younger for females;
  3. Meet DSM-IV-TR criteria for MA dependence;
  4. Have vital signs that are within clinically acceptable normal range, e.g., resting pulse between 50 and 90 /min, blood pressures between 85-150mm Hg systolic and 45-90mm Hg diastolic;
  5. Have a medical history and physical examination that, in the judgment of the study physician or Principal Investigator, show no clinically significant contraindications for study participation;
  6. For females, provide negative pregnancy urine tests before randomization (and for the sub-sample, another negative test before the final PET scan at the conclusion of the intervention).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinically significant heart disease or hypertension; unstable pulmonary or cardiovascular disease that would interfere with participation in exercise regimen
  2. Neurological or psychiatric disorders as assessed by MINI or clinical interview, such as psychosis, bipolar illness, Tourette's syndrome, major depression, organic brain disease, dementia, or any other neuro-psychiatric disorder that would require ongoing treatment or that would make study compliance difficult;
  3. Musculoskeletal disease that would prevent participation in exercise regimen
  4. Baseline ECG showing evidence of cardiac ischemia, arrhythmia, or other clinically significant abnormalities
  5. Untreated or unstable medical illness including: neuroendocrine, autoimmune, renal, hepatic, or active infectious disease (other than HIV) that requires immediate medical attention;
  6. Clinically significant abnormalities in hematology and chemistry laboratory tests that may make participation hazardous;
  7. Have HIV and unable to obtain a clearance for participation from his/her AIDS medical care provider;
  8. Pregnant;
  9. Any other illness, condition, or use of medications that, in the opinion of the PI and/or the study physician, would preclude safe participation or completion of the study.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01103531

Contacts
Contact: Joy Chudzynski, PsyD 818-255-7022 joychud@ucla.edu

Locations
United States, California
Cri-Help, Inc Recruiting
North Hollywood, California, United States, 91601
Principal Investigator: Richard Rawson, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Richard Rawson, PhD UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
  More Information

Publications:

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Richard Rawson, PhD/Professor and Associate Director, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01103531     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-08-099, 1R01DA027633
Study First Received: March 31, 2010
Last Updated: April 13, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Los Angeles:
Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine Dependence
Methamphetamine Treatment
Aerobic Exercise
Resistance Exercise
Brain Imaging
D2 and D3 receptor availability

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Methamphetamine
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Sympathomimetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014